Our Winemakers

Peter Gajewski Winemaker and Phil Reedman Master of Wine  

Phil and Peter make up the winemaking team and together oversee the whole winemaking process from vineyard to bottle.

Peter Gajewski (above right) is a very experienced winemaker with over 30 years experience working in the wine industry. Peter spent 24 years working in various capacities at Penfolds, which included a stint working alongside the great Max Schubert (the creator of Penfolds Grange), before moving on to be the Chief Winemaker for Higginbotham's ARH Wines, Roclands and Terrel Estate Wines.  Peter has travelled extensively overseas and is very knowledgeable about the market requirements, including having conducted Wine Education classes in: Singapore, India, China and the USA. Peter's sense of integrity and innovation is key to the production standards which make up the Byrne Vineyards wines.

Phil Reedman is one of only 350 Masters of Wine worldwide.  With over 25 years experience in various fields within the global wine industry, including Wine Development Manager with UK Tesco.  Phil is a regular wine show judge at regional, Australian capital city and international wine shows and an educator for the WSET and Institute of Masters of Wine and keynote speaker at industry conferenes.  A regular author and blogger Phil is both a key part of our winemaking team and innovations generator. His years of experience in the European market our integral to our export strategy, and he brings superior technical wine knowledge to the blending and developing of wine styles.